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2015 – Transitioning to “KEEP ‘EM WET”

The Native Fish Society recently launched their Keep ‘Em Wet Campaign that encourages anglers to do a better job of handling wild and native fish. They’re even holding a photo contest with some awesome prizes for the top 3 photos submitted!  For details, visit either of the links above.

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For the most part, I’ve been pretty darn careful when it comes to handling wild and native fish.  I use rubber or mesh nets instead of the older style woven ones.  I try to keep contact to a minimum and revive and release a fish as quickly as possible.  But there is more I can do.  So, I’m making the commitment to do more,  as an angler and as a guide.  Starting now, the “Hero” shots are a thing of the past.  No more grip and grins with a fish held high over the boat, rocks, etc.  If the fish isn’t in, or partially in the water, I won’t post it on my website, blog, facebook page or google+ page. Continue reading